We are in battle far more often than we can handle
Psalms 76:7-9 “You alone are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry? From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet–when you, O God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.” Selah
Psalms 76 is part of a unique collection called the songs of Asaph.
What is interesting is that the *Psalms of Asaph are also known as Elohist Psalms, because instead of referring to God as “Yahweh”, as was traditional for most Psalms, this collection of Psalms refers to God as “Elohim”, which means literally “the God” or the “God of gods.”
The history of this Psalm is rooted in war.
When King Solomon died, his country became two nations again – Israel and Judah. The Assyrian army attacked Israel, and God intervened, and their attempt failed.
This Psalms is a song of victory.
The beauty of this particular song is that it explains the incredible saving power of God, and his ability to destroy the enemies of God’s people.
In life, we’ll face many battles.
Conflict, strife, battle, and struggle – we don’t want these words in our life.
However, these words often come across our life.
We struggle far more often than we would like to admit.
We are in battle far more often than we can handle.
- We struggle with faith, sin, people, money, and everything in-between.*
What should we remember when we are in these battles?
- Be prepared for battles: No one has ever lived a life without battles, setbacks, pain and suffering.
Don’t feel bad or sad when things suddenly happen that may drag us down. Evil is everywhere and bad things could happen anytime, anywhere.
- Seek God and His help:
Find encouragement in the fact that we do not go into battle alone;
God is on our side.
Ask God to fight it for us because He has overcome the world.
— Acknowledge our need for Him, ask Him to be our Lord and Savior and have the confidence to face anything without fear.
Because when God dwells in us, we do not need to fear when people or situations come against us.
Never forget or neglect to be thankful for the fact that God uniquely favors us and protects us.
If God is for you, no one can be against you. (Rom. 8:31)
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